Contemporary Japan is a land of intrigue. It is exemplary of how a country can uphold its ancient traditions and coexist fluidly with a new economic grace. Where else is it possible to participate in a traditional tea ceremony against a backdrop of suburban sprawl, which contains some of the largest corporations in the world. Tokyo, Japan’s capital and economic hub, is a shining example of how old traditions and new high-tech culture meld to create one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
The CIEE Study Center is based at Sophia University, which is a prestigious private, Jesuit institution offering an extensive curriculum in English and Japanese. Optional Language Pre-Session Students participating in the spring semester may choose to begin Japanese Language classes early via a non-credit enrichment program.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Culture, Finance, Foreign Languages, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology
Overall GPA 3.0
Language Skill: Previous Japanese study recommended, but not required